Planet orbiting Antares, computer artwork

Planet orbiting Antares, computer artwork

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Alien planet. Computer artwork of a hypothetical planet (seen at centre and at right) orbiting the red supergiant star Antares (at far left). This star is seen with Antares B, a hot blue companion star to its right. Antares, or Alpha Scorpii, lies around 600 light years from Earth, in the direction of the zodiacal constellation Scorpius.

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